About Zen Lab
Zen Lab was built for those who may not have access to a physical yoga studio, or simply choose to practice at home. This is a space for you to feel safe, and free of judgement with your yoga practice. With a multi-style approach, you will find classes including vinyasa, hatha, power, slow flow, restore, and yin. Classes are all unique with relevant themes to reflect upon so that we are always learning and growing together.
Classes are created to inspire you! Explore your mental, emotional, and physical realms. Challenge what you think you know, face your fears, become more self-aware. Empower yourself; learn more about your connection with the seen and unseen. The only constant in life is change, so the more flexible our mind becomes, the more resilient we are when those moments inevitably arise.
Stepping into your power is to have the courage to make the hard decisions, even when it may not be popular. It is to be honest and communicate that honesty with grace and heart. To let people know you care and that you are paying attention. To be vulnerable and let people see you and, most importantly, to offer yourself the same love and compassion you offer others.
Kristen (E-RYT 200, YACEP) went through a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in September of 2020 with YogaRenew. Since then she has taught over 1000+ hours of classes, and completed nearly 150 hours of additional training in yin yoga, mindfulness, children's yoga, and other continuing education courses. She is also the founder, creator, student, and class facilitator here at Zen Lab.
Kristen was born and raised in Midland, MI, graduated with a B.A. from Michigan State University in 2012, and with an M.B.A. in Business Leadership from the University of Indianapolis in 2019. Kristen was introduced to yoga when she was 14 years old. The practice has ebbed and flowed since then, but has been a steady touch stone; something she’s always returned to. When she quit her corporate job in 2020, out of a longing for something more, there yoga was.
After nearly a decade of working in the corporate world, she took a step back (or better yet, a step inward) to reevaluate and challenge was "success" really meant. This involved finding and setting intentions around her values and adjusting her way of life to be more authentic and true. This led her to where she is now, a small business owner, yoga teacher, dedicated studio manager for Cityoga School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, and constant pursuer of knowledge.
This life shift has allowed Kristen to live more authentically. It is important for Kristen to find the humor in everyday living, and the joy in the small moments. She has a dog, Baloo, and a cat, Rajah, and a partner who fills her life with constant sarcasm, puns, and great conversation.
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